Sunday, April 2, 2023

Newport News man killed in York County crash

A Newport News man was killed Tuesday night after losing control of a pickup and crashing into a tree in York County, Virginia State Police said.

Around 7:30 p.m., Justin Neal Clark lost control of a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado traveling eastbound on Victory Boulevard at the intersection of U.S. 17, causing the truck to cross over a concrete median into the westbound lanes before running off the road and striking a tree, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police.

Clark was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, Anaya said.

He was 26 years old.

Clark was not wearing a seatbelt, Anaya said. Alcohol was also a contributing factor.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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